In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent volunteer panel of experts in disease prevention, released new recommendations for lung cancer screenings were released. Drs. Viveka Boddipalli and Lekshmi Nair explain who qualifies for yearly scans to detect lung cancer.
In the United States, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. The best way to detect and treat skin cancer early is by scheduling an annual skin examination with your dermatologist.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic put a wrench in not only your plans but also your routine health screenings? Find out how you can get your health back on track.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical testing has been an important area of focus. Sifting through all the information available can be quite the task. Learn more about the different types of tests available to you.
It’s no secret that completing preventive screenings, like a colonoscopy, significantly lowers your risk of developing (or dying from) colorectal cancer. Even though it has been proven to be an extremely effective way to prevent colorectal cancer, nearly a third of eligible adults have not completed their colonoscopy. To encourage you to complete your screening, our board-certified Gastroenterologists offer their reBUTTals to some of the most common excuses used to delay getting a colonoscopy.
The human heart is responsible for pumping blood and oxygen throughout your body, making it one of the most vital organs. It is comprised of arteries, muscles and electrical impulses that keep us healthy and moving on a daily basis. Due to its complexity and relationship with other organs in your body, there are a variety of cardiologists who specialize in different functions of your cardiac system.
You’ve followed your physician’s recommendation and had your yearly screening mammogram performed, but then you get called back for additional imaging. Naturally your initial reaction causes your blood pressure to spike…this is a test that detects breast cancer after all. However, only 10% of women called back for more tests are found to have breast cancer according to the American Cancer Society. Learn more about call-backs and why it might not necessarily be cancer.
Dual Energy X‑ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), also known as Bone Density testing, is used to diagnose osteoporosis and/or osteopenia. This scan utilizes very low dose radiation to examine the density of the bone tissue to determine the effects of osteoporosis and assess the risk for potential fractures.
Radiation Therapy, through the linear accelerator, combines imaging, beam delivery and sophisticated motion management to accurately and precisely target tumors with speed.
The formation of varicose veins is one of the more common vein issues. Our Vascular Surgery department discusses several treatment options available for varicose veins depending on the size, severity and location of the vein.